Local welfare assistance

Welfare assistance is a local scheme to help people who have an unexpected emergency or crisis. Or, who need help to live independently in the Calderdale community.

Calderdale Council receives limited funds from Central Government to run our local scheme. So, we may not be able to make an award in every case or for all the things you need.

Note: If you have made a recent claim for benefit from Jobcentre Plus and:

  • you need a short term advance; or
  • you want to apply for a budgeting loan;

you will need to contact your local Jobcentre Plus office, phone: 0800 0556 688.

There are two parts to Welfare Assistance, these are: Emergency Living Support and Community Living Support .